Ranch User News

Ranch Maintenance 4 February 2020

Posted by Greg Umbay on Jan 23, 2020 4:23:46 PM

Ranch Maintenance 4 February 2020
Ranch will not be available from 8 A.M. to 6 P.M (CT) on Tuesday, 4 February 2020. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

Ranch Maintenance 4 February 2020
Ranch will not be available from 8 A.M. to 6 P.M (CT) on Tuesday, 4 February 2020. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

Ranch Status 11 January 2020

Posted by Matthew Edeker on Jan 11, 2020 10:31:24 AM

Ranch is currently experiencing a software error.  It will be down for approximately 4 hours (10:15 – 14:15 CST) today.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting


Updated on Jan 11, 2020 1:12:10 PM

Ranch is now back in production.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

Original Posting

Ranch is currently experiencing a software error.  It will be down for approximately 4 hours (10:15 – 14:15 CST) today.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting


High Performance Computing on Frontera - 13, 20, and 27 February, 2020

Posted by Jason Allison on Dec 19, 2019 11:23:45 AM

TACC is offering this training on High Performance Computing (HPC) and parallel programming for Frontera and other TACC resources (Stampede2) on three separate days. During the first day (2/13) we focus on parallel programming with OpenMP. We provide an introduction to OpenMP in the morning and...

Updated on Dec 19, 2019 11:50:55 AM

I apologize for the error in the announcement date.  The event will be in the year 2020 not 2019.  TACC has yet to discover time travel.  Happy Holidays!


Best regards,
Jason Allison - TACC

Original Posting

TACC is offering this training on High Performance Computing (HPC) and parallel programming for Frontera and other TACC resources (Stampede2) on three separate days. During the first day (2/13) we focus on parallel programming with OpenMP. We provide an introduction to OpenMP in the morning and delve into advanced topics in the afternoon. On the second day (2/20) the focus shifts to MPI, again covering an introduction and some advanced topics. We also discuss hybrid computing and the interplay between OpenMP and MPI within a single code. The day ends with a session on parallel I/O. On the third day (2/27) we will cover advanced topics not discussed in previous sessions.

Most of the training segments have a hands-on component (lab) that will be conducted on Frontera (or Stampede2).  

This training is available to both in-person and remote attendees via webcast. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in-person.

Registration for each day closes 2 days before at 5pm CT. For more information and to register for each day of the event, please visit: https://learn.tacc.utexas.edu/

Please email jasona@tacc.utexas.edu if you have any questions.

Introduction to PETSc - 6 February, 2020 9pm-4pm

Posted by Jason Allison on Dec 18, 2019 4:11:42 PM

We are pleased to announce the Introduction to PETSc Training being held on February 6th, 2020 from 9am to 4pm CT. The Portable Extensible Toolkit for Scientific Computing (PETSc) provides a framework for the development of computational science codes. Its focus is on solving linear and nonlinear...

We are pleased to announce the Introduction to PETSc Training being held on February 6th, 2020 from 9am to 4pm CT.

The Portable Extensible Toolkit for Scientific Computing (PETSc) provides a framework for the development of computational science codes. Its focus is on solving linear and nonlinear systems, but it is more than a collection of algorithms: it is a complete toolkit supporting parallel data structures, linear algebra, PDEs, meshes. PETSc is designed for scalable parallelism and contains debugging and profiling support. This course will discuss the basic PETSc objects and how they make up a PETSc code. Upon completion of this course, you should be able to independently develop scalable scientific simulation codes with the PETSc library.

This training will be available to both in-person and remote attendees via webcast. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in-person. 

Registration for this event closes at 5pm CT on February 4th, 2020. To register for each session and for more information please visit: https://learn.tacc.utexas.edu/

Please contact me at jasona@tacc.utexas.edu if you have any questions.

TACC Network Maintenance 15 December, 2019

Posted by David Littrell on Dec 3, 2019 4:20:41 PM

Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable on 15 December, 2019 from 8:00 AM CDT until 4:00 PM CDT.  This is to allow for upgrades to the TACC core network hardware. Jobs will continue to run, but users will have no access to TACC services and systems until the upgrade is complete. Please...

Updated on Dec 15, 2019 12:40:19 PM

Maintenance has been completed at this time. 

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.
 

Original Posting

Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable on 15 December, 2019 from 8:00 AM CDT until 4:00 PM CDT.  This is to allow for upgrades to the TACC core network hardware. Jobs will continue to run, but users will have no access to TACC services and systems until the upgrade is complete.


Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

TACC’s Ranch archival system will be offline Tuesday, December 3rd

Posted by Greg Umbay on Nov 15, 2019 10:26:50 AM

TACC’s Ranch archival system will be offline on Tuesday, December 3rd from 9:00am to 5:00pm CST for system maintenance.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.
 
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting.

TACC’s Ranch archival system will be offline on Tuesday, December 3rd from 9:00am to 5:00pm CST for system maintenance.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.
 
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting.

Ranch maintenance for November 22nd cancelled

Posted by Greg Umbay on Nov 15, 2019 10:22:47 AM

The Ranch maintenance for November 22nd has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.
 
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting.

The Ranch maintenance for November 22nd has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.
 
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting.

Containers @ TACC - 6 December, 2019 9pm-3pm

Posted by Jason Allison on Nov 14, 2019 3:23:17 PM

We are pleased to announce the Containers @ TACC Training being held on December 6th, 2019 from 9am to 3pm CT. Software containers are an important common currency for portable and reproducible computing.  Learn best practices on building, using, and sharing Docker and Singularity containers in...

We are pleased to announce the Containers @ TACC Training being held on December 6th, 2019 from 9am to 3pm CT.

Software containers are an important common currency for portable and reproducible computing.  Learn best practices on building, using, and sharing Docker and Singularity containers in this hands-on workshop.  Also learn how to run those containers on TACC HPC systems, including MPI and GPU aware containers.

This training is available to both in-person and remote attendees via webcast. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in-person.

Registration for this event closes at 5pm CT on December 4th, 2019. To register and for more information please visit:

Please email jasona@tacc.utexas.edu if you have any questions.

HPC Application Tutorial: VASP on Frontera and Stampede2 - 5 December, 2019 1pm-4pm CT

Posted by Jason Allison on Nov 12, 2019 9:21:53 AM

We are pleased to announce the HPC Application Tutorial: VASP on Frontera and Stampede2 Training being held on December 5th, 2019 from 1pm to 4pm CT. This new training module helps beginner and intermediate users of the VASP software package to carry out calculations with desirable performance and...

We are pleased to announce the HPC Application Tutorial: VASP on Frontera and Stampede2 Training being held on December 5th, 2019 from 1pm to 4pm CT. This new training module helps beginner and intermediate users of the VASP software package to carry out calculations with desirable performance and efficient usage of resources on TACC systems. It covers basic procedures for running VASP on TACC systems like Frontera and Stampede2, including:

- how to use a TACC supercomputer,
- how to gain access to the TACC installed VASP software environment,
- how to build VASP in licensed user's accounts for debugging, and
- how to build VASP in licensed user’s accounts with 3rd-party extensions.

The training also introduces the general steps for determining the task topology for optimal performance and scaling of VASP jobs under the TACC computing environment. Furthermore, we present and explain some of the most common issues and solutions to help users save effort in troubleshooting VASP related errors.

This training focuses on the system and computing environment aspects and how to run VASP efficiently on TACC systems. It is not a tutorial for researchers on how to use VASP to solve science problems. Users need to refer VASP manual and forum for that purpose.

Registration for this event closes at 1pm CT on December 4th, 2019. To register and for more information please visit:
https://learn.tacc.utexas.edu/

Please contact me at jasona@tacc.utexas.edu if you have any questions.

Ranch Maintenance 22 November 2019 9:00 AM CST

Posted by Greg Umbay on Nov 7, 2019 9:35:40 PM

TACC’s Ranch archival system will be down for maintenance on November 22nd from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CST. We will be performing some hardware maintenance on our disk systems.

 Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

 https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

TACC’s Ranch archival system will be down for maintenance on November 22nd from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CST. We will be performing some hardware maintenance on our disk systems.

 Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

 https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

Ranch Status: Offline 31 October 2019, 6:27 pm CST

Posted by David Littrell on Oct 31, 2019 6:32:21 PM

Ranch is down due to a hardware error as of 5:00 pm CST. ETA to Ranch being online is approximately 8:00 pm.

Updated on Oct 31, 2019 7:46:42 PM

Ranch is back up and in production as of 7:30PM. There may be some added delay in staging certain files from old_HSM directories.

Original Posting

Ranch is down due to a hardware error as of 5:00 pm CST. ETA to Ranch being online is approximately 8:00 pm.

$WORK FILE SYSTEM STATUS

Posted by Garland Whiteside on Oct 26, 2019 9:10:52 AM

The /work filesystem experienced a hardware problem with one of the storage controllers that began around 7:30 Central this morning and impacted a portion of the filesystem.   The problem was resolved at 9:00AM and the filesystem has resumed normal operation.   User processes may have experienced...

The /work filesystem experienced a hardware problem with one of the storage controllers that began around 7:30 Central this morning and impacted a portion of the filesystem.   The problem was resolved at 9:00AM and the filesystem has resumed normal operation.   User processes may have experienced hangs or pauses trying to access files in /work during this time.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

XSEDE HPC Workshop OpenMP - November 5, 2019

Posted by Jason Allison on Oct 18, 2019 4:49:16 PM

We are pleased to announce that TACC will be participating as a satellite site for the XSEDE HPC Workshop OpenMP - November 5, 2019. This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to OpenMP programming. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to...

We are pleased to announce that TACC will be participating as a satellite site for the XSEDE HPC Workshop OpenMP - November 5, 2019. This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to OpenMP programming. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using OpenMP.

Tentative Agenda

Tuesday, November 5
10:00 AM CT Welcome
10:15 AM CT Computing Environment
10:30 AM CT It’s a Multi-core World
11:00 PM CT Intro to OpenMP
12:00 PM CT Lunch break
1:00 PM CT Intro Cont.
3:15 PM CT OpenMP 4.0 and Beyond
4:00 PM CT Adjourn

If you are in the Austin area and are able to attend the event here at TACC, please visit the following address for more information and to register:
https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar/-/training-user/class/1903/session/3346 


You will need to sign in with your XSEDE account to register. If you do not have an XSEDE account you can create one by visiting the following address:
https://portal.xsede.org/my-xsede#/guest 

For directions to TACC, please visit the following address:
https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/about/contact

Stockyard Status 16 October 2019

Posted by Greg Umbay on Oct 16, 2019 9:50:00 AM

The Stockyard meta data server is down now.
We are working to restore the MDS.

Updated on Oct 16, 2019 10:38:32 AM

Stockyard MDS is back in service as of 10:30 AM CST.

Original Posting

The Stockyard meta data server is down now.
We are working to restore the MDS.

High Performance Computing on Frontera - 31 October, 2019 and 7 November, 2019

Posted by Jason Allison on Oct 10, 2019 11:10:01 AM

TACC is offering this training on High Performance Computing (HPC) and parallel programming for Frontera and other TACC resources (Stampede2) on two separate days. During the first day (10/31) we focus on parallel programming with OpenMP. We provide an introduction to OpenMP in the morning and...

TACC is offering this training on High Performance Computing (HPC) and parallel programming for Frontera and other TACC resources (Stampede2) on two separate days. During the first day (10/31) we focus on parallel programming with OpenMP. We provide an introduction to OpenMP in the morning and delve into advanced topics in the afternoon. On the second day (11/7) the focus shifts to MPI, again covering an introduction and some advanced topics. We also discuss hybrid computing and the interplay between OpenMP and MPI within a single code. The day ends with a session on parallel I/O. 

Most of the training segments have a hands-on component (lab) that will be conducted on Frontera (or Stampede2).  

This training is available to both in-person and remote attendees via webcast. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in-person.

For more information and to register for each day of the event, please visit: https://learn.tacc.utexas.edu/

Please email jasona@tacc.utexas.edu if you have any questions.


Introduction To Parallel Programming Using The Interactive Parallelization Tool (IPT) 18 October, 2019 1:30pm-4:30pm CT

Posted by Jason Allison on Oct 4, 2019 9:08:04 AM

We are pleased to announce the Introduction To Parallel Programming Using The Interactive Parallelization Tool (IPT) Training being held on October 18th, 2019 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm CT. Parallel programming is critical for efficiently using not only the current and future generation large-scale...

We are pleased to announce the Introduction To Parallel Programming Using The Interactive Parallelization Tool (IPT) Training being held on October 18th, 2019 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm CT.

Parallel programming is critical for efficiently using not only the current and future generation large-scale supercomputing platforms but also the now ubiquitous many-core and multi-core processors found in commodity hardware. In this 3-hour, beginner-level tutorial on parallel programming, we will introduce you to the parallel programming concepts, OpenMP, and MPI using the Interactive Parallelization Tool (IPT). 

This training will be available to both in-person and remote attendees via webcast. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in-person. 

To register for each session and for more information please visit: https://learn.tacc.utexas.edu/

Please contact me at jasona@tacc.utexas.edu if you have any questions.

Ranch Maintenance 24 September 2019

Posted by Matthew Edeker on Sep 16, 2019 10:58:20 AM

TACC’s Ranch archival system will be down for maintenance on September 24th from 8 am to 5 pm CST. We will be performing firmware updates on our disk systems.

Updated on Sep 24, 2019 3:27:45 PM

Ranch is back in production as of 3:20PM CST.

Original Posting

TACC’s Ranch archival system will be down for maintenance on September 24th from 8 am to 5 pm CST. We will be performing firmware updates on our disk systems.

XSEDE HPC Workshop Big Data - October 1-2, 2019

Posted by Jason Allison on Sep 17, 2019 10:20:14 AM

We are please to announce that TACC will be participating as a satellite site for the the XSEDE HPC Workshop, Big Data on October 1st and 2nd, 2019. Agenda Tuesday, October 1 10:00 AM CT Welcome 10:25 AM CT Intro to Big Data 11:00 AM CT Hadoop 11:30 AM CT Intro to Spark 12:00 PM CT Lunch break 1:00...

We are please to announce that TACC will be participating as a satellite site for the the XSEDE HPC Workshop, Big Data on October 1st and 2nd, 2019.

Agenda

Tuesday, October 1
10:00 AM CT Welcome
10:25 AM CT Intro to Big Data
11:00 AM CT Hadoop
11:30 AM CT Intro to Spark
12:00 PM CT Lunch break
1:00 PM CT Spark
3:45 PM CT Bridges: A Big Data Platform
4:00 PM CT Adjourn

Wednesday, October 2
10:00 AM CT Machine Learning: Recommender System with Spark
12:00 PM CT Lunch break
1:00 PM CT Deep Learning with Tensorflow
4:00 PM CT Adjourn

If you are in the Austin area and are able to attend one or both days of the event here at TACC, please visit the following address for more information and to register:

https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar/-/training-user/class/1672/session/3041

You will need to sign in with your XSEDE account to register. If you do not have an XSEDE account you can create one by visiting the following address: 

For directions to TACC, please visit the following address:


C++ for C Programmers - 13 September, 2019 9am-5pm CT

Posted by Jason Allison on Aug 28, 2019 10:41:27 AM

We are pleased to announce the C++ for C Programmers Training being held on September 13th, 2019 from 9am to 5pm CT. C++ can be considered as a superset of C, but this view often leads to un-idiomatic C++ programming. In this short course we both show the new mechanisms of C++, and we explain what...

We are pleased to announce the C++ for C Programmers Training being held on September 13th, 2019 from 9am to 5pm CT.

C++ can be considered as a superset of C, but this view often leads to un-idiomatic C++ programming. In this short course we both show the new mechanisms of C++, and we explain what C mechanisms, while available, should no longer be used.

The first half of this course covers mostly object-oriented programming and parameter passing with references; the second half covers advanced topics such as smart pointers, exceptions, iterators, lambdas, templates. It will be pointed which features are specific to the C++14 and C++17 standards.

This training will be available to both in-person and remote attendees via webcast. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in-person.

To register and for more information please visit: https://learn.tacc.utexas.edu/

Please contact me at jasona@tacc.utexas.edu if you have any questions.

Last Chance: TACC Symposium for Texas Researchers 26-27 September, 2019

Posted by Jason Allison on Aug 15, 2019 4:10:30 PM

Last chance to register (deadline Aug 30) and submit an abstract for presentation (deadline Aug 16) at the TACC Symposium for Texas Researchers (TACCSTER) being held on September 26-27, 2019 at the Texas Advanced Computing Center in Austin, Texas. TACCSTER is a meeting of scientists, engineers and...



Last chance to register (deadline Aug 30) and submit an abstract for presentation (deadline Aug 16) at the TACC Symposium for Texas Researchers (TACCSTER) being held on September 26-27, 2019 at the Texas Advanced Computing Center in Austin, Texas.

TACCSTER is a meeting of scientists, engineers and scholars from across the state of Texas who use, and would like to use, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to advance their research goals. This meeting will be an opportunity for you to:

     * Showcase your ongoing research involving TACC resources
     * Attend and participate in Birds-of-a-Feather panel discussions
     * Learn new and useful computing skills from a variety of tutorials
     * Network with other Texas-based researchers
     * Hear information about the latest TACC systems and services

To register and for more information please visit: https://learn.tacc.utexas.edu/

Please contact taccster@tacc.utexas.edu if you have any questions.